Fossil fish skeleton - ROM2004_1028_33

ROM2004_1028_33

Fossil fish skeleton

Place Collected
(Object)
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North America, USA, Wyoming, Lincoln County?, Kemmerer ?
Dimensions:
length=70; width=45; height=3 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassOsteichthyes
    • OrderOsteoglossiformes
    • FamilyOsteoglossidae
    • GenusPhareodus
    • SpecificEpithettestis
Object number: ROMVP00939
On view
Gallery Location:Reed Family Gallery of the Age of Mammals, Green River, Fish
DescriptionThis fish is distantly related to the living goldeye and mooneye, and is just one kind of the beautifully preserved fish skeletons found in the 50 million year old deposits of the Green River Formation of Wyoming and adjacent states.
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